California & the West
National park tips: This New Mexico monument has the best guest register in the West

Giant Sequoia National Monument

Distance: 234 miles one-way. Some die-hard lovers of the great outdoors claim to appreciate the hardships of backpacking. But I felt plenty appreciative when I heard I could sleep on clean sheets and eat gourmet meals at a new luxury tent camp in Giant Sequoia National Monument. Sequoia High Sierra Camp sits on 40 of the 49,000 acres of private land that was grandfathered into the monument. -- Susan Spano
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times